U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
May 16, 2019
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Omani Sultan Qaboos bin Sa’id Al Sa’id. The Secretary thanked the Sultan for Oman’s enduring partnership with the United States, as well as its continued engagement and dialogue on the region’s most challenging issues. The Secretary and the Sultan reiterated their strong support for UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths and for a political process in Yemen. The Secretary and the Sultan agreed that parties must follow through on the commitments they made in Sweden in order to demonstrate their seriousness and move the political process forward. The Secretary and the Sultan also discussed Iranian threats to the Gulf region more broadly.